The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 279 321 321
Rank change year-on-year
+42 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 448 400 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.70% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.74% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 260 208
Median daily rate £385 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.41% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 32
Median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.09% -12.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £18.40 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.96 £55.00 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -12.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 429 £390 +6.84% 120
London +29 242 £400 +1.26% 55
South East +17 69 £409 +25.76% 29
City of London +13 49 £400 -3.03% 17
North East -3 27 £323 -22.98% 4
Tyne and Wear -8 25 £320 -23.58% 4
South West +6 24 £375 +15.38% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 24 £320 -23.58% 3
North West +26 23 £400 +28.00% 5
East of England -4 22 £333 -5.00% 13
Manchester +6 19 £400 +14.28% 5
Berkshire +15 16 £363 +39.42% 5
Surrey -12 15 £475 +46.15% 6
Hampshire +23 14 £350 +7.69% 5
Yorkshire +1 13 £380 +16.03% 6
Bristol +2 11 £375 +30.43% 1
Oxfordshire +1 11 £400 +14.28% 4
Scotland -5 11 £300 -33.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +13 10 £338 +5.46% 2
Reading +14 8 £350 +20.68% 2
Hertfordshire +4 7 £358 -28.57% 9
Oxford -8 7 £250 -28.57% 2
Wiltshire +13 6 £340 +3.03%
Cambridge +9 6 £350 +9.37% 2
Glasgow +12 5 £300 -
West Yorkshire +5 5 £343 +39.79% 5
Sheffield -2 5 £525 +10.52%
South Yorkshire -9 5 £525 +23.38%
West Midlands -32 5 £363 +3.71% 2
Portsmouth - 5 - - 1

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 525 (60.14%) Linux
2 314 (35.97%) Windows
3 272 (31.16%) VMware
4 268 (30.70%) Unix
5 255 (29.21%) Red Hat
6 242 (27.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 210 (24.05%) Puppet
8 204 (23.37%) Finance
9 185 (21.19%) Active Directory
10 169 (19.36%) Solaris
11 160 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 152 (17.41%) Microsoft
12 152 (17.41%) DNS
13 146 (16.72%) Windows Server
14 144 (16.49%) Perl
15 139 (15.92%) PowerShell
16 134 (15.35%) SAN
17 132 (15.12%) ITIL
18 129 (14.78%) Oracle
18 129 (14.78%) DevOps
19 128 (14.66%) Apache
20 127 (14.55%) Python
20 127 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
21 111 (12.71%) SQL
21 111 (12.71%) Configuration Management
21 111 (12.71%) Bash Shell
22 97 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
23 95 (10.88%) HP
24 94 (10.77%) Firewall
25 92 (10.54%) Ansible

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 128 (14.66%) Apache
2 91 (10.42%) Tomcat
3 46 (5.27%) MS Exchange
4 44 (5.04%) IIS
5 36 (4.12%) WebLogic
6 30 (3.44%) WebSphere
7 26 (2.98%) SharePoint
8 25 (2.86%) nginx
9 23 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (2.18%) JBoss
11 15 (1.72%) Skype for Business
12 14 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (1.49%) OpenStack
14 11 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (1.03%) Confluence
17 8 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
18 6 (0.69%) iPlanet
18 6 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.72%) MS Office
3 2 (0.23%) HipChat
4 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.57%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.34%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.23%) HFM
4 2 (0.23%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 88 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.29%) Office 365
3 17 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (1.95%) Amazon S3
4 16 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (1.26%) GitHub
5 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (0.57%) SaaS
7 3 (0.34%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.23%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.23%) IaaS
8 2 (0.23%) Linode
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 152 (17.41%) DNS
2 134 (15.35%) SAN
3 94 (10.77%) Firewall
4 71 (8.13%) TCP/IP
5 65 (7.45%) DHCP
6 58 (6.64%) NAS
7 39 (4.47%) LDAP
8 38 (4.35%) Internet
9 27 (3.09%) LAN
10 26 (2.98%) WAN
11 24 (2.75%) SSL
12 20 (2.29%) Network Security
13 19 (2.18%) VPN
13 19 (2.18%) X.509
14 16 (1.83%) HTTP
14 16 (1.83%) iSCSI
14 16 (1.83%) SSH
15 14 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (9.51%) MySQL
2 73 (8.36%) SQL Server
3 38 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 15 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (1.49%) Big Data
7 13 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.92%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.80%) DB2
10 6 (0.69%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.69%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.34%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.34%) QlikView
12 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.23%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.23%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 45 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.81%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.44%) Subversion
4 25 (2.86%) JIRA
5 22 (2.52%) TeamCity
6 14 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (1.49%) Hudson
8 10 (1.15%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.03%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.57%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.34%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.34%) GitLab
13 3 (0.34%) Maven
14 2 (0.23%) Ant
14 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
14 2 (0.23%) ClearQuest
14 2 (0.23%) SonarQube
General
1 204 (23.37%) Finance
2 68 (7.79%) Banking
3 28 (3.21%) Back Office
4 19 (2.18%) Publishing
5 13 (1.49%) Law
5 13 (1.49%) Marketing
6 12 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.26%) Advertising
8 8 (0.92%) International Banking
9 5 (0.57%) Games
9 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.34%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.23%) Retail
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.04%) LAMP
2 28 (3.21%) Middleware
3 24 (2.75%) Web Services
4 11 (1.26%) .NET
5 10 (1.15%) HTML
6 8 (0.92%) Node.js
6 8 (0.92%) REST
7 7 (0.80%) XML
8 6 (0.69%) J2EE
8 6 (0.69%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (0.69%) SOAP
8 6 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.57%) CSS
9 5 (0.57%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.46%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (0.46%) JRuby
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.99%) Clustering
2 60 (6.87%) Data Centre
3 37 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.98%) Replication
5 24 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (1.26%) EMC VNX
8 9 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.03%) NHS
9 8 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 8 (0.92%) Health Informatics
9 8 (0.92%) Informatics
10 7 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
10 7 (0.80%) Freedom of Information Act
10 7 (0.80%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.69%) EMC VMAX
11 6 (0.69%) HACMP
11 6 (0.69%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.69%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 525 (60.14%) Linux
2 314 (35.97%) Windows
3 268 (30.70%) Unix
4 242 (27.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 169 (19.36%) Solaris
6 146 (16.72%) Windows Server
7 127 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 88 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 77 (8.82%) AIX
10 76 (8.71%) CentOS
11 53 (6.07%) Ubuntu
12 43 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (3.09%) SUSE
14 26 (2.98%) HPUX
15 25 (2.86%) Windows 7
16 14 (1.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 12 (1.37%) Debian
18 11 (1.26%) Windows XP
19 9 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
20 8 (0.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (15.12%) ITIL
2 129 (14.78%) DevOps
3 111 (12.71%) Configuration Management
4 73 (8.36%) Load Balancing
5 68 (7.79%) Migration
6 60 (6.87%) Open Source
7 58 (6.64%) High Availability
8 48 (5.50%) Change Management
9 42 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 37 (4.24%) Incident Management
11 37 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
11 37 (4.24%) Service Management
12 34 (3.89%) Virtual Environments
13 27 (3.09%) Project Management
14 26 (2.98%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (2.52%) Change Control
15 22 (2.52%) Root Cause Analysis
16 21 (2.41%) Continuous Delivery
17 20 (2.29%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 144 (16.49%) Perl
2 139 (15.92%) PowerShell
3 127 (14.55%) Python
4 111 (12.71%) Bash Shell
4 111 (12.71%) SQL
5 75 (8.59%) PHP
6 70 (8.02%) Shell Script
7 53 (6.07%) Java
8 50 (5.73%) Ruby
9 18 (2.06%) C
9 18 (2.06%) JavaScript
9 18 (2.06%) VBScript
10 11 (1.26%) C++
11 10 (1.15%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.03%) Korn
13 8 (0.92%) AWK
13 8 (0.92%) sed
13 8 (0.92%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.92%) VB
14 7 (0.80%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 66 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 46 (5.27%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.21%) CCNA
3 28 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (2.52%) Degree
5 16 (1.83%) RHCE
6 15 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.60%) MCP
8 10 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.15%) RHCSA
9 8 (0.92%) AAT
9 8 (0.92%) CCNP
9 8 (0.92%) MCSE
10 4 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.46%) VCAP
11 2 (0.23%) IBM AIX Certification
11 2 (0.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.73%) SLA
2 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
2 7 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.57%) QA
5 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 185 (21.19%) Active Directory
2 160 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.96%) vSphere
4 51 (5.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 42 (4.81%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (3.78%) NFS
7 31 (3.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 24 (2.75%) Hyper-V
8 24 (2.75%) VMware ESX
9 19 (2.18%) iptables
10 18 (2.06%) KVM
10 18 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (1.95%) Postfix
11 17 (1.95%) XenApp
12 16 (1.83%) Firmware
13 15 (1.72%) Docker
14 11 (1.26%) Samba
15 10 (1.15%) Sendmail
16 8 (0.92%) Veritas File System
16 8 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 210 (24.05%) Puppet
2 97 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (10.54%) Ansible
4 79 (9.05%) Nagios
5 63 (7.22%) SCCM
6 60 (6.87%) SCOM
7 55 (6.30%) NetBackup
8 26 (2.98%) WSUS
9 16 (1.83%) Red Hat Satellite
10 14 (1.60%) Control-M
10 14 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (1.60%) Oracle ZFS
10 14 (1.60%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (1.37%) HAProxy
13 11 (1.26%) OSSEC
13 11 (1.26%) Terraform
14 10 (1.15%) Cobbler
14 10 (1.15%) logstash
15 9 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 272 (31.16%) VMware
2 255 (29.21%) Red Hat
3 152 (17.41%) Microsoft
4 129 (14.78%) Oracle
5 95 (10.88%) HP
6 87 (9.97%) Cisco
7 81 (9.28%) Veritas
8 79 (9.05%) EMC
9 61 (6.99%) IBM
10 57 (6.53%) Citrix
11 46 (5.27%) NetApp
12 44 (5.04%) Symantec
13 36 (4.12%) Sun
14 30 (3.44%) Dell
15 21 (2.41%) 3PAR
16 20 (2.29%) Splunk
17 19 (2.18%) ServiceNow
18 16 (1.83%) F5
19 15 (1.72%) CA
20 14 (1.60%) Brocade
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